Stop or be fined at chil­dren’s cross­ings

Wangaratta Chronicle - - Remembrance Day - By SAMANTHA DICK Wan­garatta Chronicle.

A MOTORIST who al­legedly failed to stop at a chil­dren’s cross­ing in Wan­garatta last week has been charged by po­lice.

Lead­ing Se­nior Con­sta­ble Lucy Smith of Wan­garatta po­lice said the fully li­censed motorist has been charged with fail­ing to stop and re­main sta­tion­ary at a chil­dren’s cross­ing in re­la­tion to the Oc­to­ber 30 in­ci­dent.

“Some mo­torists may not know the dis­tinc­tion be­tween a pedes­trian cross­ing and a chil­dren’s cross­ing,” she told the

“With school cross­ings, the law is that ve­hi­cles must stop at the hand-held stop sign or if a pedes­trian is cross­ing the street.

“Ve­hi­cles must re­main sta­tion­ary un­til all peo­ple - in­clud­ing the lol­lipop per­son - are off the en­tire cross­ing be­fore driv­ing through.

“Fail­ing to stop at a chil­dren’s cross­ing can in­cur a $396 fine and the loss of three de­merit points.”

How­ever, Lead Sen Const Smith said in some cases where there is a me­dian strip, the cross­ing should be treated as two sep­a­rate cross­ings.

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